Each graduate program within the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies provides in writing to their students a standard of progress the student is expected to make toward the degree in that particular discipline. These standards of satisfactory progress are concerned mainly with timely completion of specific degree requirements such as the qualifying exam(s), project research and thesis proposal.
Failure to complete departmental requirements within the specified time periods will result in a letter of warning to the student with a copy to the Dean of the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.
An extension of time for completion of the requirement may be specified in the letter. If the work is not completed within the specified time, the student will be placed in 'unsatisfactory standing', and may be suspended or permanently dismissed from the program by the department faculty or the Dean. A student in 'unsatisfactory standing' is not eligible for federal loans or Dartmouth scholarships or fellowships.